Rachel Wong 王芯怡
Call : 2011 (HK)
Set : Main
Practice Areas
Administrative and Public LawCommercial LawCompany and InsolvencyCriminal LawFamily LawIntellectual PropertyLand and Property LawMediationRegulatory and Disciplinary
Email : [email protected] Secretary : Fiona Lee [email protected]

Rachel read law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2011.

Rachel has an extensive practice in both civil and criminal law with an emphasis on administrative law, immigration law, regulatory and disciplinary matters.

Rachel is very familiar with navigating a wide range of governmental regulations, policies and administrative decisions. She regularly receives instructions to represent individuals and organisations on applications, reviews or appeals related to licensing regimes regulated by governmental or statutory bodies such as Office of the Licensing Authority under the Department of Home Affairs, Department of Custom and Excise, Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Securities and Futures Commission.

Rachel is experienced in handling investigations, inquiries, administrative and disciplinary proceedings initiated by governmental departments, professional or statutory bodies. She often appears as Counsel in various administrative hearing boards and disciplinary board panels, more notably, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Immigration Tribunal, Registration of Persons Tribunal, Torture Claims Appeals Board, Anti- Money Laundering Review Tribunal, Fishermen Claims Appeal Board; Air Pollution Control Appeal Board, Chinese Medicine Council, Nursing Council, Social Workers Registration Board.

Rachel has a strong grasp of legal issues on Immigration law. She has handled many applications and appeals under the Registration of Persons Ordinance (Cap. 177) and Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115) involving individuals’ right of abode, permeant residence status acquired via various entrant/admission schemes, condition of stay, extension of stay and removal orders.

Aside from her civil practice, Rachel is also regularly instructed as prosecution-on-fiat or defence counsel in a wide range of departmental or industrial summons as well as general crime involving offences related to dishonesty, public office misconduct, possession of offensive dangerous drugs, offences against the persons and road traffic offences.

  • Barrister at Law (Hong Kong) (2011)
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator (2013)

  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong (2010)
  • LLB, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2009)

• Adjudicator, Immigration Tribunal (2015 to 2020)
• Adjudicator, Registration of Persons Tribunal (2016 to 2022)
• Member, Buildings Energy Efficiency Disciplinary Board Panel (2018 to 2021)
• Chairman, Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings) (2018 to present)
• Member, Appeal Board Panel under District Cooling Services Ordinance (Cap. 624) (2018 to present)
• Member, Administrative Appeals Board (2018 to present)
• Member, Air Pollution Control Appeal Board Panel (2022 to present)
• Member, Water Pollution Control Appeal Board Panel (2022 to present)


• Lexis Nexis Practical Guidance-Dispute Resolution (Personal Injury-Employers’ Liability and Damages)

• Lexis Nexis Practical Guidance- Dispute Resolution (Personal Injury- Trips and Slips)

• Disclosure of Interests and Power to Investigate Ownership under Section 329 of the Securities and Futures Oridinance (2022)

• Archbold Hong Kong 2022 and 2023- Chapter 40- Environmental Offences


Administrative Appeals Webinar (Leading Speaker, October 2022)

• CPD points eligible webinar on the law and strategies on Administrative Appeals.
• Prepared seminar materials and PowerPoint presentation.
• Led a team of 2 junior members.

Practice Groups: Commercial Law, Administrative Law and Criminal Law (Senior role, 2021 to Present)

• Providing internal training to members of Chambers.
• Providing updates on the relevant area of law, updates on recent cases and experience sharing.
• Brainstorming ideas and executing strategies for practice development.